Republicans know that they can’t win on their antiquated issues, but they have built a powerful Maginot Line to hide behind in gerrymandered congressional districts and well crafted voter suppression laws and general finagling of the voting system. It’s what politician do when they can’t win straight up in a “democracy.”

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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